La Ronde (Let’s get it on)

April 7–9 and April 13–15
8:00 pm
Kresge Little Theater, 48 Massachusetts Avenue (Building W16)
Tickets: Available through the MIT Drama Shop.  $8 general admission; $6 MIT students

La Ronde (Let’s get it on) is a comedy about love, lust, and the complexity of relationships.  The show is, as the title suggests, a “round” of ten interlocking scenes between pairs of lovers, and integrates live action and video-recorded performances for a multimedia experience.  Written by Arthur Schnitzler at the beginning of the last century, the play has been translated and adapted by MIT Senior Lecturer and Director Anna C. Kohler especially for MIT and its students.

Funded in part by a grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT.





Anna Kohler, Senior Lecturer in Music and Theater Arts
Director of La Ronde
April 7-9, 2011

Stage and screen actor and director Anna Kohler is Senior Lecturer in Music and Theater Arts at MIT. She laid the foundation for her work as a director and performer through studies of acting, directing and mime in Europe. Since joining the New York experimental theater scene in 1983, she has worked on stage with some of America’s most respected playwrights, actors and directors, and is a member of the experimental theater company the Wooster Group. In 2003, she reprised her role as Natalya in the Group’s revival of Brace Up!; her performance was praised in The New Yorker as the “emotional center” of the show. Her film work includes Hal Hartley’s The Book of Life and Bruno de Almeida’s On the Run, among others. As a director, she has conceived and directed plays that have been performed in Austria, Germany, Brazil, and the United States. Her teaching, based on experiences in modern theater both in Europe and the U.S., has enabled her students to find new ways of performing a character and of being present on stage. At MIT, she is teaching a course this spring called Acting with the Camera.